Zev Yaroslavsky

Director, Los Angeles Initiative

During a career in public life spanning nearly four decades, Zev Yaroslavsky has been at the forefront of Los Angeles County’s biggest issues. He was elected to Los Angeles City Council in 1975; then in 1994, he was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Yaroslavsky is now director of the Los Angeles Initiative at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the Department of History.